JAMES CITY Co., Va. - School Superintendent Olwen Herron with Williamsburg - James City County Public Schools says they're closing a school after a volunteer tested positive for coronavirus.
Herron sent out a release on Twitter stating that officials were contacting parents whose child may have come in contact with the volunteer at Matthew Whaley Elementary School.
Herron's statement reads:
This is school superintendent Olwen Herron with an important message about safety. This morning, a school volunteer at Matthew Whaley Elementary contacted us to say that she has tested positive for coronavirus. We are working now to contact the small number of families whose child may have come in contact with this person. Obviously the news is upsetting to all of us. Out of an abundance of caution, we will close Matthew Whaley Elementary School in Williamsburg closes after volunteer tests positive for coronavirus at 10:30 this morning.
All other schools opened on their normal schedule.
Friday afternoon, Gov. Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to the continued spread of the coronavirus. Schools will close from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27, at a minimum.